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Capt. Lou Albano and Cyndi Lauper

October 14, 2009 | 12:47 pm

Lou2Pro wrestler extraordinaire Capt. Lou Albano died Oct. 14 at 76, World Wrestling Entertainment and Wrestlers Rescue reported today.

Some will remember him for his exploits in the ring, but he found a whole new audience via MTV in the early 1980s when the music network put into heavy rotation a video pairing Albano with that gal with the multicolored hair, Cyndi Lauper.

Watch the video for "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" here.

And here is a Times article from 1984 explaining how Lauper lived Capt. Lou's PEG Principle, for Politeness, Etiquette and Grooming.

-- Claire Noland

Photo: Capt. Lou Albano in all his professional wrestling glory. Credit: Associated Press